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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Memorial Weekend (and poppies, too)

John and Conner went to Florence over Memorial Weekend with the Boy Scouts on their annual cemetery clean-up trip. It was a great experience for them with the beautiful Tuscan countryside as the backdrop. Too bad it dumped on them five minutes into the official ceremony. But that only made it more impressive to witness the veterans standing at attention, unflinching even during the downpour. (Unfortunately, John wasn't able to get a picture of them, for obvious reasons. It was pouring.)


The poppies actually came out early this year and we barely got out there in time, even though it was only mid-May. The last two Springs we've lived in Italy I have witnessed the poppies blossoming and have thought, "I have got to get the kids out in them fields and take some pictures." And this year I finally accomplished it. Needless to say, Olivia was in heaven. Monet, eat your heart out.

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